This role is being offered on a full time permanent basis, meaning you will be eligible for the Council’s benefits package.
The main responsibilities of this role include supporting the needs across the various departments (8 teams) within the service via processing; purchase orders, invoices, and all associated financial transactions. Due to the activities carried out by colleagues within this service area, the accurate distribution and tracking of petty cash is key to this role, alongside processing relevant expenses.
The job role also covers the reception area of Civic 2 which has visitors from those using the services of family support and youth offending, therefore sensitivity and confidence when interacting with this client group on a front line basis is key. Naturally time management and prioritising is also critical within this role so that the workload is completed in a timely fashion within this busy environment.
The team are seeking someone who can provide an efficient multi-skilled administration service, following financial procedures, therefore being confident in using IT programmes such as Excel to effectively monitor, track and maintain accurate data collection is required. It would be advantageous if you held a qualification to level 2 NVQ or equivalent but the team are seeking someone who can work in a busy environment due to the reception cover. Furthermore, it is desirable if you have experience on the in-house systems such as Agresso, however training will be given.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
This is a great opportunity to play a key role in the finances of several significant areas within Southend Council, the team are looking for someone who meets the above criteria to join as soon as possible. If you would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org, otherwise please don’t hesitate to apply online below today!